Some companies and organizations are pursuing joint planning and coordination between internal and external communicators; however, functional silos still appear to be a barrier and concern. Through in-depth interviews with 28 communication executives working in the United States, this study provides evidence that dual oversight of external and internal communication by a senior executive from marketing or corporate communication appears to be a good way to reduce functional silos, but the arrangement can weaken the power and influence of internal communicators. Recommendations and implications for practice are provided.
- Employee engagement
- Integrated marketing communication
- Internal communication
- Organizational culture
- Organizational power
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management